Charlie Brown Christmas event continues this week

December 05, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Residents can still visit Charlie Brown Christmas — Reindeer in the Rafters at Springfield Farm Barn on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.

There is an array of lighted trees and decorations. Santa will be there each night along with the giant talking bear. There is an electric train setup and nightly entertainment.

Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated.

2012 keepsake ornament available

For the fourth year, internationally-known glass artist Yemi has created a keepsake collectible ornament depicting a Williamsport landmark.

Christmas 2009 featured the C&O Canal Aqueduct; 2010, the Barn at Springfield Farm; and 2011, Town Hall. This year’s ornament features the Park Bandstand.

The ornaments cost $20 each and are available at Town Hall weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at Charlie Brown Christmas.

Fund set up for area resident

Geraldine (Meyers) Andrews is seriously ill at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, awaiting a liver and kidney transplant.

Geraldine grew up in Williamsport and has always lived in the Williamsport area. She is manager of the Cutting Lane on East Salisbury Street, but has not been able to work for months.

Friends and family have established a fund for donations to help with medical expenses. Anyone who would like to contribute can send a check in any amount to Lea Michaels, 10713 Greenwich Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795. Make check payable to Mark Andrews and designate for Geraldine’s Fund.

For online health updates, go to www.give

Horse-drawn wagon rides to benefit food bank

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., horse-drawn wagon rides through Byron Memorial Park will be available for everyone to enjoy the lights, listen to Christmas music and see Santa.

The fee will be a monetary donation or a nonperishable food item to benefit the Williamsport Food Bank.

Rick and Sharon Martin are donating their time, horses and wagon in support of the fundraiser.

The park will be closed to all vehicles during the event.

Christmas caroling in the community

This Saturday and on Dec. 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Williamsport High School Choral Department will be Christmas caroling in local neighborhoods and will accept donations for the choral group’s related trips.

The choral group will be chaperoned by a WHS Choral Department parent.

They will have donation buckets with the Williamsport Choral Department logo clearly marked on them.

Community Band plans two performances

The Williamsport Community Band will present its 15th annual Christmas concert at two locations this year.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., the concert will be held at Tri-State Fellowship, 13153 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m., the concert will be held at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road.

The concerts are free and open to all.

Breakfast in Bethlehem to be held Dec. 15

You are invited to Breakfast in Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

Have a hot breakfast and meet biblical characters from the first Christmas.

Music, drama and children’s activities are featured.

The event costs $5 per person. Those younger than 6 will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the church office by calling 301-223-7040, or from Diana Church.

WHS Class of 1963 schedules reunion

The Williamsport High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Sept. 21, 2013, at 6 p.m., at the Western Sizzlin’ Steak House. Mark your calendars now.

If planning to attend, call Jean (Drury) Hart at 301-223-6597 or send an email to; or Sherri (Anderson) Taylor at 301-223-9256, or send an email to

Vendor event to aid food bank

There will be a multi-vendor event at the Community Building in Byron Memorial Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Williamsport Food Bank.

Vendors include Scentsy, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple and LIVING.

For more information, call Kendra Young at 301-573-0963.

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If you have news of events, activities or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, call Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or send an email  to

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